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French War Memorial, Pondicherry
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Take a stroll through French War Memorial, dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Built in 1971, it stands opposite to a Gandhi statue in the French quarter. Every year on Bastille Day (July 14), swarms of tourists and families of fallen soldiers gather to pay their respects here, the monument is illuminated to solemnly mark the occasion. Visit the beach nearby to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sand. From there, you can take photographs of the stark white memorial contrasted by a green backdrop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to French War Memorial and many more Pondicherry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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  • Take the time to visit this memorial to honour the fallen, not just of this war but all wars. Take a moment a contemplate a world without the laying down of their lives to protect us. 
  • It's a quite popular and famous among tourists and it's one of the major attractions in Puducherry and it's dedicated to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during World War 1 re...  more »
  • In the same route Walker arrives here, striking in Pondicherry that even this entrenched French culture.
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